This article about The Birth of the Notebook computer has been doing the rounds lately. It’s a pretty good overview of how portable computers have evolved over the decades.
It’s also interesting to see how these computers were seen at the time they were introduced. Were they seen as useful machines or hopeless compromises? Trailblazers or dead ends? To that end, here are a few magazine articles on various machines mentioned in the article:
- Epson HX-20 and it’s sucessor the Epson PX-8 reviews
- Notebook computing; new products from Teleram, Gavilan, Sharp and Portable Computer Support Group.
- And a close cousin of the TRS-80 Model 100/102, the NEC 8401A Portable Computer